Listen: Tom Petty’s “Confusion Wheel” from Upcoming ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’

Listen: Tom Petty’s “Confusion Wheel” from Upcoming ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’


Lauren Leadingham

Petty wrote “Confusion Wheel” during the 1994 ‘Wildflowers’ sessions

“Confusion Wheel,” the first song available from Tom Petty’s long-awaited Wildflowers & All The Rest box set, hit streaming services yesterday. The expanded collection of previously unheard tracks, solo demos, and live performances is slated for an October 16 release via Warner Records. Written in 1994, “Confusion Wheel” navigates emotional turmoil and uncertainty, as if he earmarked the song for 2020. But Tom also signifies hope and new life:

One of these days my old friend

You and I will walk through that door

One of these days we’ll drive away

Drive away singing a brand-new song

We’ll wake up singing a brand-new song

Wildflowers & All The Rest will be released in multiple formats. Wildflowers & All The Rest—Deluxe Edition features 15 recordings made by Tom in his home studio as he was writing the album. The Deluxe Edition culminates with 14 live performances of songs from Wildflowers, recorded on tours from 1995 to 2017. Wildflowers & All The Rest—Super Deluxe is a Direct to Consumer Limited Edition set featuring Finding Wildflowers—16 studio recordings of alternate takes of Wildflowers songs as Tom, band members and Rick Rubin honed in on the final album.

Watch the visualizer featuring artwork by Blaze Ben Brooks below.

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Watch: Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Comprehensive Collection Due in October

Watch: Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Comprehensive Collection Due in October


Lauren Leadingham

Video for “Wildflowers (Home Recording)” Premieres Today

Wildflowers, Tom Petty’s 1994 solo album rightfully hailed as his solo masterpiece, is getting its long-awaited reissue. Wildflowers & All The Rest is set to be released on October 16 via Warner Records. Half the songs on Wildflowers were left on the cutting room floor, with Tom writing more songs than he could release at the time.  “I broke through to something else. My personal life came crashing down, and it derailed me for a while. But I was at the top of my game during that record,” he told Rolling Stone in 2014. 

Petty’s family, bandmates, and collaborators are fulfilling the vision he had for a comprehensive project. Daughters Adria and Annakim Petty, wife Dana, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, and engineer/co-producer Ryan Ulyate have curated a compilation of previously unheard tracks, solo demos, and live performances they call “many, many hours of pure sonic joy.” 

Wildflowers & All The Rest will be released in multiple formats. Wildflowers & All The Rest—Deluxe Edition features 15 recordings made by Tom in his home studio as he was writing the album. The Deluxe Edition culminates with 14 live performances of songs from Wildflowers, recorded on tours from 1995 to 2017. Wildflowers & All The Rest—Super Deluxe is a Direct to Consumer Limited Edition set featuring Finding Wildflowers—16 studio recordings of alternate takes of Wildflowers songs as Tom, band members and Rubin honed-in on the final album.

Watch the video for “Wildflowers (Home Recording),” available now with pre-order of the Deluxe Edition, in addition to the recently released “There Goes Angela (Dream Away)” and “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” The video features never-before-seen footage of Tom at his home, shot by Martyn Atkins during the recording of Wildflowers. The video was co-directed by Alan Bibby and Jonny Kofoed and produced by Assembly.

Wildflowers & All The Rest: A 2-CD and 3-LP set that features 25 tracks, with five unreleased songs. Includes lyrics to all the songs on Wildflowers and All The Rest.

Disc 1: Wildflowers (15 tracks, as per the 1994 released album)

Disc 2: All The Rest (10 tracks—five unreleased songs)

LP 1 and 2: Wildflowers

LP 3: All The Rest

Wildflowers & All The RestDeluxe Edition: A 4-CD and 7-LP set that features 54 tracks, eight unreleased songs and 24 unreleased versions. The 4-CD includes the Rick Rubin introduction, track-by-track for all the songs included on these formats, while the 7-LP also includes the David Fricke essay and lyrics to all the songs on Wildflowers and All The Rest.

Disc 1: Wildflowers

Disc 2: All The Rest

Disc 3: Home Recordings/Demos (15 tracks—three unreleased songs; 12 unreleased versions)

Disc 4: Wildflowers Live (14 tracks—12 unreleased versions; two distributed to Fan Club only)

LP 1 and 2: Wildflowers

LP 3: All The Rest

LP 4 and 5: Home Recordings/Demos

LP 6 and 7: Wildflowers Live

Wildflowers & All The RestSuper Deluxe Edition: A 5-CD and 9-LP Direct to Consumer, Limited Edition set that features 70 tracks, nine unreleased songs and 34 unreleased versions. Includes Rick Rubin introduction, David Fricke essay, track-by-track for all music and lyrics to all the songs on Wildflowers and All The Rest. This set also comes with a hardbound book, cloth patch of Wildflowers logo, sticker of Wildflowers logo, replica of “Dogs with Wings” tour program (the 1995 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tour), hand-written 4-song lyric reprints in vellum envelope, a litho of new and exclusive art by Blaze Ben Brooks for the song “Only A Broken Heart,” and a (numbered) Certificate of Authenticity.

Disc 1: Wildflowers

Disc 2: All The Rest

Disc 3: Home Recordings/Demos

Disc 4: Wildflowers Live

Disc 5: Alternate Takes (Finding Wildflowers) (16 tracks—one unreleased song; ten unreleased versions)

LP 1 and 2: Wildflowers

LP 3: All The Rest

LP 4 and 5: Home Recordings/Demos

LP 6 and 7: Wildflowers Live

LP 8 and 9: Alternate Takes (Finding Wildflowers)

Wildflowers & All The RestUltra Deluxe Limited Edition: A 9-LP Direct to Consumer, Limited Edition set (only 475 copies will be sold). The package includes the same contents as the Super Deluxe Edition, as well as an exclusive unique unisex necklace—hand-made by Maria Sarno in a faux suede pouch, an exclusive lyric book with the illustrations by Blaze Ben Brooks, an exclusive 7” of “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” packaged in a custom fabric bag with a metal Wildflowers logo as the closuredesigned and made by Los Angeles-based, Made Worn.

TOM PETTY—WILDFLOWERS & ALL THE REST

1). Wildflowers

  • Wildflowers
  • You Don’t Know How It Feels
  • Time to Move On
  • You Wreck Me
  • It’s Good to Be King
  • Only a Broken Heart
  • Honey Bee
  • Don’t Fade on Me
  • Hard on Me
  • Cabin Down Below
  • To Find a Friend
  • A Higher Place
  • House in the Woods
  • Crawling Back to You
  • Wake Up Time
  • 2). All The Rest

  • Something Could Happen
  • Leaving Virginia Alone
  • Climb That Hill Blues
  • Confusion Wheel
  • California
  • Harry Green
  • Hope You Never
  • Somewhere Under Heaven
  • Climb That Hill
  • Hung Up and Overdue
  • 3). Home Recordings

  • There Goes Angela (Dream Away)
  • You Don’t Know How It Feels
  • California
  • A Feeling of Peace
  • Leave Virginia Alone
  • Crawling Back to You
  • Don’t Fade on Me
  • Confusion Wheel
  • A Higher Place
  • There’s a Break in the Rain (Have Love Will Travel)
  • To Find a Friend
  • Only a Broken Heart
  • Wake Up Time
  • Hung Up and Overdue
  • Wildflowers
  • 4). Wildflowers Live

  • You Don’t Know How It Feels
  • Honey Bee
  • To Find a Friend
  • Walls
  • Crawling Back to You
  • Cabin Down Below
  • Drivin’ Down to Georgia
  • House in the Woods
  • Girls on LSD
  • Time to Move On
  • Wake Up Time
  • It’s Good to Be King
  • You Wreck Me
  • Wildflowers
  • 5). Alternate Versions (Finding Wildflowers)

    *Note: only available on 9-LP and 5-CD formats*

  • A Higher Place
  • Hard on Me
  • Cabin Down Below
  • Crawling Back to You
  • Only a Broken Heart
  • Drivin’ Down to Georgia
  • You Wreck Me
  • It’s Good to Be King
  • House in the Woods
  • Honey Bee
  • Girl on LSD
  • Cabin Down Below (Acoustic Version)
  • Wildflowers
  • Don’t Fade on Me
  • Wake Up Time
  • You Saw Me Comin’
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    August Says Goodbye – I’ll Always Be With You lyrics

    Her eyes are like vanilla sky
    I’m running out of words
    But she’s still in my mind
    I always dream of her face,
    The way she tastes
    No time to waste

    She got Tom Petty on her ears
    I never thought I’ll find
    Someone like her
    She never find time to try
    To make me smile
    She does it when I look in her eyes

    And I will stay forever
    Cause I’m nothing without you
    And I will stay forever
    Baby, I’ll always be with you

    She reminds me of the rain
    I’m falling hard on her
    And we both feel the same
    I always think about our love,
    How she’s mine
    She knows it keeps me up at night